Zen Around the World: A 2500 Year Journey from the Buddha to You

by C. Alexander Simpkins Ph.D. & Annellen M. Simpkins Ph.D.


An intensely interesting history and elucidation of the development and practice of Zen Buddhism from the time of the Buddha to the present, this gorgeous volume includes chapters on Zen in China, Japan, and its introduction to North America, its influence on the arts and on such movements as the Beats and much much more. All this, and readable too! Complete with glossary, meditation instruction, and about the most incredible array of stories you could possibly imagine.

Independent Reader review of Zen Around the World


The authors combine sound scholarship with the knowingness of practitioners and an unerring sense of what will interest readers most...

Booklist review of Zen Around the World


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